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    Naughty bit of shed organisation that is. I’ve got to rearrange my garage next in order to get a fridge and tumble dryer in it - as well as my car, as on-street parking is a fuckin nightmare round our way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post


    Trays down, shower wall is tiled and we’re looking good for a finish around 8th March.

    We picked handmade wall tiles that don’t have a straight edge down each side - really impressed with how they’ve come out. The black grout is gonna make them pop really nicely.
    We have ust redone our bathroom.
    We opted for wall boards in the shower area.
    They look ace and were a lot quicker to fit than tiling.
    I'll get some photos done and put them on here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OK SpidermAndy! View Post
    There's three bikes in there now, with one on the bench. I've swapped that cupboard with my roll cab, as I can move that when working on bikes. The vice is moving right a bit soon and a metal lathe going to the left of it next.
    Where the cupboard was, feels a bit easier to shift bikes now the cupboard is not there.
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    Plus, I can shift it and put the bike ramp straight to the door, making it easier put them on and off.

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    Floors down! Starting to take shape now. I am buzzing.


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    Right jazzy that. What’s going on the walls?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post


    Floors down! Starting to take shape now. I am buzzing.
    Nice to see some individuality and risk instead of standard bland safe choices. It will probably look a fucker in the next few years but what the hell eh? I like it


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post


    Floors down! Starting to take shape now. I am buzzing.
    Quote Originally Posted by adam09 View Post
    Right jazzy that. What’s going on the walls?
    If I went into that bathroom pissed - it’d be vomit


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    Am I the only one who likes those tiles, then?

    They look quite funky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam09 View Post
    Right jazzy that. What’s going on the walls?
    All black, ceiling and walls.


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    Floors down! Starting to take shape now. I am buzzing.
    https://www.tiffanylightingdirect.co...07fee09f&_ss=r

    This would complement that flooring well


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughton,we have a problem View Post
    https://www.tiffanylightingdirect.co...07fee09f&_ss=r

    This would complement that flooring well


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    We brought our horrible old bathroom up to date.

    Bathroom 1 by Captain Sinister, on Flickr

    Bathroom 2 by Captain Sinister, on Flickr

    Bathroom 3 by Captain Sinister, on Flickr


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    This is what it looked like before...

    7497 Day Starting to remove tiles and mirror by Captain Sinister, on Flickr


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    we're currently tackling a bannister rail... Mrs R got it in her head that the rail is probably original so let's strip it of any paint and find out, there's a good chance it will be mahogony she said.

    I sighed and blew my lips at the prospect...

    work ongoing, but it's getting there







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    EXACT SAME BENEFITS

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    The bathroom we inherited when we bought the house was vile.
    Sickly yellowish corner bath, the size of a kiddies paddling pool, no shower, a manky old carpet and a gash airing cupboard with an old hot water cylinder, pipework running everywhere, and a ceiling light that was in no way compliant with legislation.
    We gutted everything, had our local plasterer re-do the walls and then had a flooring company from Cotgrave (2nd Floor... absolutely brilliant!)fit the LVT floor tiles.
    We had a Grantham -based design and project management company cone in to to quote.
    Their design was naff and their pricing horrendous!
    So, me and the Mrs did our own design, sourced all the new fixtures and fittings locally and engaged the guys who did our kitchen fitting to install everything.
    Plumbline near the cattle market did us a great deal on priicing the fixtures and held everything in stock until our fitters were free to come in.
    The bathroom cabinet has blue-tooth speakers in it, which I love: nothing better than having a steaming hot bath with music playing to relax you.
    We opted for wall boards becuase tile grouting always seems to go manky very quickly in the shower enclosure.
    By "project managing" and undertaking procurement ourselves we got better quality fixtures and fittings that the Grantham-based company were offering, and the total cost was £5k cheaper than theirs.
    We have a vintage French-style armoire that a friend had bought, but when they got it home couldn't find a place for it.
    It is brown stained mahogany, and we are about to undertake the upscale of it, using chalk paint and hard wax.
    And we are on the look out for a metal and ceramic pice of wall art (I have a hankering for a peacock design) to go above the heated towel rail to the left of the shower enclosure.


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    Haha, has your missus got ‘house renovation lockdown syndrome’ as well, Red?
    Mine wanted to open up the staircase by taking a few walls out the other week...

    She could be right about it being mahogany though, it looks like it from that picture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Haha, has your missus got ‘house renovation lockdown syndrome’ as well, Red?
    Mine wanted to open up the staircase by taking a few walls out the other week...
    it's never-ending, she's a very restless person at the best of times and she's doesn't like to miss an opportunity to fill the hours (Welsh Methodism and idle hands etc)

    The latest lockdown has meant she can't go and buy pieces of furniture to do up, so she has a target list for around the house.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    The bathroom we inherited when we bought the house was vile.
    Sickly yellowish corner bath, the size of a kiddies paddling pool, no shower, a manky old carpet and a gash airing cupboard with an old hot water cylinder, pipework running everywhere, and a ceiling light that was in no way compliant with legislation.
    We gutted everything, had our local plasterer re-do the walls and then had a flooring company from Cotgrave (2nd Floor... absolutely brilliant!)fit the LVT floor tiles.
    We had a Grantham -based design and project management company cone in to to quote.
    Their design was naff and their pricing horrendous!
    So, me and the Mrs did our own design, sourced all the new fixtures and fittings locally and engaged the guys who did our kitchen fitting to install everything.
    Plumbline near the cattle market did us a great deal on priicing the fixtures and held everything in stock until our fitters were free to come in.
    The bathroom cabinet has blue-tooth speakers in it, which I love: nothing better than having a steaming hot bath with music playing to relax you.
    We opted for wall boards becuase tile grouting always seems to go manky very quickly in the shower enclosure.
    By "project managing" and undertaking procurement ourselves we got better quality fixtures and fittings that the Grantham-based company were offering, and the total cost was £5k cheaper than theirs.
    We have a vintage French-style armoire that a friend had bought, but when they got it home couldn't find a place for it.
    It is brown stained mahogany, and we are about to undertake the upscale of it, using chalk paint and hard wax.
    And we are on the look out for a metal and ceramic pice of wall art (I have a hankering for a peacock design) to go above the heated towel rail to the left of the shower enclosure.
    so you did naff on the cheap?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    so you did naff on the cheap?
    Made me laugh... 'cos however naff it wasn't that cheap


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    We brought our horrible old bathroom up to date.

    Bathroom 1 by Captain Sinister, on Flickr

    Bathroom 2 by Captain Sinister, on Flickr

    Bathroom 3 by Captain Sinister, on Flickr
    That looks ace! What a transformation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    we're currently tackling a bannister rail... Mrs R got it in her head that the rail is probably original so let's strip it of any paint and find out, there's a good chance it will be mahogony she said.

    I sighed and blew my lips at the prospect...

    work ongoing, but it's getting there





    Absolute nightmare of a job. Absolutely thankless. I hated every minute of stripping the gloss off our bannisters


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    That looks ace! What a transformation.



    Absolute nightmare of a job. Absolutely thankless. I hated every minute of stripping the gloss off our bannisters
    We know the owners of the house going back 47 years, no one has ever stripped it so who knows how many coats of gloss it has had in that time.

    Most it came off with a chemical stripper, so it's just a case of persisting.

    It'll look glorious when's it done then someone will smash into with a bedframe of something


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    Other thankless tasks that took forever

    The original Georgian parlour-rosing in the living room had been picked out in colored gloss. It was hideous.


    As well clearing the gloss, I decided to clear all the other embedded paint too.




    It does look lovely, but bloody hell it took ages.


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    Nitromors and a heat gun, then sanding... I did a lot of it here on door frames, architraves etc. 90 years of gloss paint.
    Thankfully the doors had already been dipped in caustic soda.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Nitromors and a heat gun, then sanding... I did a lot of it here on door frames, architraves etc. 90 years of gloss paint.
    Thankfully the doors had already been dipped in caustic soda.
    Yeah, we sent all the doors of to be dipped. Best few hundred quid I've ever spent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    Yeah, we sent all the doors of to be dipped. Best few hundred quid I've ever spent.
    Have you got a picture of the period door latches by any chance? Ours have a thumb lock slider, one was missing off one door so I went to a reclamation yard in Belper and they were going for £60, and that’s 20 years ago

    Unbelievably our old neighbours skipped all their doors and hardware without me knowing, I could have cried. 1930’s six panel doors and hardware, so difficult to find now.


 

 

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